Run The Jewels Turn Into Claymation Characters in ‘Don’t Get Captured’ Video
Run The Jewels are always testing the limits of their creativity, and their new set of visuals flaunt more of that side of them. The rap duo's video for their "Don't Get Captured" record, off of their RTJ3 album, sees the two hip-hop stars appearing as claymation characters in a modern horror story setting.
Both claymation versions of El-P and Killer Mike hop on a haunted house horror ride for the Chris Hopewell-directed visuals, but are greeted by politicians, gentrification, racial profiling and corporal punishment instead of monsters and ghosts. The visuals are meant to further send a message out to capitalists, who continue to systematically oppress the poor in the United States, as well as other parts of the world. Being that Killer Mike is already outspoken with politics, the video was easily able to come together to share their message.
While Hopewell directed the video, it was also produced by Rosie Brind for Jacknife Films, which help bring together Run The Jewels' vision behind the negative effects of gentrification. One scene shows organic pizzerias and craft beer halls pushing out local residents, leading to a protestor getting caught and then executed.
Run The Jewels are currently on their Run The World Tour, which is going across the globe and majority of the United States up until their last date on Nov. 16 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. The duo is being joined by the likes of Danny Brown overseas, as well as Denzel Curry and Cuz Lightyear for their U.S. dates.
Watch the claymation visuals for Run The Jewels' "Don't Get Captured" record below.
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